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Page @The Journal Opinion-May 12, 1982 J I iii ,. , ,.,... , iiiiiiiiii I ii I ii iii I i Publisher of Journal M Opinion Weekly eempepor Petiwd h Ikedford, ormem. SebscrJpt fetes Vormest emJ New itempobke $9.0t per yeor; $6.00 for slx neMbl; out ef et - $11.00 per yHr end $7.00 for sht noetlts; Seer citizen discount $1.N. Second dwl peSI ii et |mdford, Vormeet 0$051. Pebllsbnd by Nmkeest PebUskiq Cempeny, IK., P.O. hi 1711, Bmdf@nJ, Robert F. Humlnski President & Publisher Bradford /   Woodsville ;02-222-528 i % ,  603-747-2016 %f pA An Independent Newspaper i i,ll i,ill iiii L III ..... : -] , i ...... [ Ed,to,,00, J Letters to the Editor The Mountain Lakes District of Haverhill is an area located about five miles east of Woodsville that was settled by seasonal Suburban vacationers just a little over a decade ago in the early 1970's. Residents in the area live in pic- turesque, vacation-style homes nestled near a series of cold water MAKING FURNITURE.-- Clarence Thornton (left) and Kenneth Barker sawing furniture stock at Malmquist mill. Reunion for former Child Care/ Hunum Services students To the Editor : for those who can bringa bag with a few of this On June 8 there will be an lunch and stay longer, students that might annual class reunion for Besides visiting and telling This invitation former Child Care-Human about new jobs, babies, early enough, Services students. The husbands, etc., please think that you can reunion will beheld in C-15at over the kind of life ex- attend. Oxbow from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. periences you have had that and continuing through lunch you would be willing to share Armed Forces Da00" and the Guard. The Army and Air proud. Whatever National Guard is resolved to they face, I maintain a strong national the New defense posture, while, at the Guard will same time, maintaining an challenge. We equally strong resolve to sight of the fact protect the security and well- military strength being of the citizens and National Guard communities of New Ham- nerstoneof pshire. The men and women of the of the New New Hampshire National National Guard, Guard are proud and loyal and their em "citizen-soldiers," per- Armed forming in a highly Maj professional manner for which Jcbl all in New Hampshire can be To the Editor: The 33rd observance of Armed Forces Day is May 15. This observance will provide each of us with the opportunity to honor the men and women who serve in our nation's military services. It is a ...... reminder that our peace, prosperity and freedom rest on the spirit, courage and dedication of those Americans who serve. I am especially proud of the commitment and capabilities of the men and women of the New Hampshire National "- TT..,A -  * =.  ...A, ,, - -,.-." ,,,, : ;,. -, . , te/ecommun00n00 00/at/on C try lug d oun c camara erie i,l,A:i  To New England Telephone Decree withthe ;,f; . -  -_*.:-',-.' - "' ",... :- __,' theEditor: New Englanders. Those who live in the district year- round have shown a considerable degree of foresight in their move to obtain municipal ownership of the Monteau Ski Area -- an experiment in alternative revenue that appears to be working. However, voters in the district last March okayed a somewhat less at- tractive experiment; they passed the following ordinance: "Any business, trade, or enterprise established on commercially designated land shall be restrictedto lawyers, doctors, architects, ac- countants, and New Hampshire licensed real estate brokers." The ordinance prohibits anyone other than the foregoing, a rather elite group, from setting, up shop in Mountain Lakes. This kind of. country club camaraderie in our neck of the woods might be humorous if it were not so ridiculous and Irultlng to the huge majority of us who are not lawyers, or doctors, or architects, or engineers, or accountants, or real estate brokers. lakes -- none of which IRerally would exist ff it were not for a questionable, but nonetheless enterprising, Massachusetts development firm. The firm, the infamou Town and Country Homes, has since gone bankrupt but it has left behind as its legacy two man-made lakes, a ski area, and an army of chalets in an area once covered with swampy forest and brush, and once inhabited only by chipmunks and porcupines. What Town and Country Homes also left behind was a number of transplant individualists who had found their uia in the woods. Only half Of those who own homes in Mountain Lakes actually live in the district year-round. Many of the homes are second homes and a large percentage of these homes are rental properties owned by affluent southern EXECUTIVE COUNCILOR At the May 5th meeting of the Governor and Council meeting, I again cast a negative vote on a nomination of a person from the southern part of the state to the Library Board of Trustees for the State Librar$ to express my strong protest that for nefirly 10 years there has been no person from our council district on that board. I will continue to press Governor Gallen and my associate counsilors for support and votes to bring forth a person from this district for that important board in state government. Contract approval was given to continue construction of the Interstate 93 in the Littleton area, repairs at Laconia State School. and approval for Tri-County Community Action to receive Private Industry Council monies to hire a marketing representative to do job creation in the three northern counties. W Rh now over  5]0ple in this council district drawing unemployment com- pensation. I wish we could have one for each county. In connection with job opportunities, I was one of three speakers at a Littleton Chamber of Commerce Task Force on economic development on May 7 and proposed an idea that I would like your reaction to. My proposal is that there should be a 24 month concentrated marketing effort to bring small commercial enterprises to the North Country of New Hampshire. This would be a function of one full-time parson housed in the Governor's office with support from the University of New Hampshire, Business and Industry Asbciation, Regional Planning Com- missions, and Local Development Cor- porations. The main focus of activity would be to sell northern commercial opportunities to prospects outside of New Hampshire both in Canada and to the south. What is your response and additional ideas on this concept? The next Governor and Council meeting is scheduled for May 19 at 10 a.m. in the State House in Concord. It would be an honor to see you representing your town and be a guest at our meeting. Malmquist Wood Products There's a move afoot to and the Bell System are not of Justice. Eighty ramrod through the U.S. alone in being against this the res Congress a bad piece of telecommunications legislation. The bill, HR5158, sponsored by Rep. Timothy Wirth, would Mana hurt just about everybody & except for some special in- New Englandl terest groups. I'd like to clear up any misconceptions your readers is may have concerning this by issue. The fact is the bill would of the bobbin in,dustry came sticking and stacking on have a negative impact on during World War II, when the pallets, with the ends of each customers as well as the mill worked in two shifts, piece waxed with paraffin to Telephone Company, its making bobbins for woolen prevent drying and splitting, employees and shareewners. thread for uniforms, Timber for the mill is In a nutshell, the bill would , supplied by local loggers from lead to higher local phone Energy sources within a 70 mile radius, rates and jeopardize em- Mills on this site utilized As in other mills using ployee jobs. It is anti- water power for around 150 wood, the waste materialisall competitive in that it gives years, beginning with an used in some way. The har- competitors unfair ad- undershot waterwheel, later a dwood bark is chopped and vantages. It denies the phone 60-horsepower turbine, with composted for use as garden, company entry in the elec- the water running under the mulch and for the surface of tronic information market and corner of the building. When riding rings, as it is reputed to in an era of deregulation, it Mr. Malmquist bought the be easy on the horses' feet. slaps added regulation on Bell mill in 1937, the property in- Much of the scrap wood is System companies. eluded water rights all the chipped and shipped to the It's an ill-conceived attempt way up the river to Lake James River mill in Berlin, to further restructure the Bell Fairlce --rights derived from N.H. (formerly the Brown System even before a federal previous sawmills, gristmills Company) for making paper, court in Washington rules on and a tannery. He also owned The remainder is sold for the divestiture of AT&T as the right to draw the lake firewood, and the sawdust proposed by the U.S. down to a certain level-- a goes to local farmers for Department ofJnstice. level considered safe for the bedding for cattle. Some specifics why it's a fish population of the lake. Although Walter bad bill are : However, when the water Malmquist died in 1980, the (The last two weeks we and to other mills in Maine this mill, although it gave the history of Thomas and Massachusetts. The peak prepared for drying Chubb's fish rod factory in supply decreased during the summer and the lake was drawn down, it caused vigorous objections by camp owners along the shores of the -- Local telephone com- mill is still owned and panies would have to make up operated by the family, his required revenues with higher wife Olive and daughter and rates for local service because son-in-law, Pat and Bob of discounted rates granted Doyle. At the present time lake, whose beaches were left they are employing 22 to 25 unregulated long distance companies (other than AT&T) high and dry and were people and processing 2/ for interconnection with the separated from the lake by a million feet of hardwood a local network. strip of mud. A prolonged year. So far the mill has been It produces a "crazy period of litigation resulted in busy, in spite of the quilt" pattern in which local an injunction against the mill, widespread slowdown in the telephone companies could sufficiently restrictive that it furniture industry. only provide new terminal could no longer use water for Sources: Pat Doyle and equipment up to two years power to any practical extent, company records. after enactment of the bill and The level of the lake had then not for an ensuing long before been raised by a stone dam at the outlet, but by LYME SCHOOL BOARD three--year period. During the time of the litigation the LYME-- The Lyme School this time, their market share dam had become so old that it Beard will meet for a regular would be greatly eroded which leaked badly. Through a meeting on Thursday, May 13 could cause a heavy negative cooperative effort by Mr. at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will impact on the employee work Malmquist and the camp take place at the Lyme force. After this time, the owners, a cement cap was put Elementary School and is companies could then re-enter the terminal market but only over the old stone dam to open tothepublic. through a separate subsidy. -- The bill revokes the FCC's cellular radio decision VERSHIRE SCHOOL BOARD (Advanced Mobile Phone VERSHIRE-- There will be a Service) which could delay, meeting of the Vershire Town limit or prevent local School District School Board telephone companies par- on Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 ticipation in a new market, p.m. The meeting will be held even though the technology at the Vershire Elementary was develo-ed by Bell School and is open to the ' public, laboratories. Our American Heritage Essa,/ Contest W'mners V.F.W. AUXILIARY POST NO. $245 7th Grade 3rd Place -- Charles Farr I think our American Heritage is great, because our America has come a long way. America has won it's freedom, so now the government doesn't tell the Americans what to do. We are able to live anywhere we want,' we are able to apply for any job we want, we are able to have any religion we want, and we can buy anything we want if we can pay for it. White people aren't allowed to capture black people and make them slaves anymore, thanks to Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. We went to war, the Civil War just to put an end to slavery. America has also come a long way with its armed forces. The Army has been able to win every war we've ever been in. The Army has also been able to make a great defense of our shores. The Air Force have fighter planes and bombers that are capable of dropping huge bombs. One of these is the Atomic Bomb. Americans have also been able to make a huge bomb called a Nuclear Bomb, as a defense bomb. They have also been able of making Nuclear, fighting submarines that are able to deploy missiles. The services have been capable of training men. They have shown them how to protect themselves in wars and most important how to fight in the wars to protect our Freedom. "steamroller" legislative shouldn't act tactic. A recent Lou Harris titrust agreement poll showed most Americans effect. oppose additional restrictions on AT&T as contemplated in the present House bill, and support the modified Consent Post Mills, which was sold to the Montague Rod and Reel Company, who operated it until 1931. ) "On December 31, 1937, the vacant fish rod factory was sold to Walter Malmquist. He had worked previously with Flint Brothers Lumber Company in Barre, then ran for them a rough bobbin mill in Waits River. He was anxious to go into business on his own, and at the urging of Winthrop T. Jackman of East Corinth, he bought the mill in Post Mills for making bobbin blanks for the Jackman Company (more about the Jackmans later). Mr. Malmquist obtained bobbin-making machinery from a mill in Whitefield and went into production in the spring of 1938, manufacturing bobbin blanks until 1969, when the Jackman Company and many other bobbin mills closed. In the early years, Mr. Malmquist had his own logging crews, trucks and woodlots, and also bought stumpage, for supplying the hardwood for the bobbins. The wood was sawed and turned to the approximate shape of the bobbins, then was dried in kilns and in bins to 12 to 15 percent of the original moisture content. The hurricane of 1938 occurred soon after Mr. Malmquist bought the mill. He obtained a government contract to saw blowdown timber and set upa sawmill on the Bragg lot at the upper end of Lake Fairlee. The next spring, a fire destroyed all of the sawmill portion of his bobbin mill in Post Mills. but it was immediately rebuilt. (Marge Racker of Post Mills remembers this fire, and hearing the factory whistle blowing to sound the alarm. She also says that her gran- dparents had worked there in earlier years when it was still a fish rod factory. ) Mr. Malmquist supplied as many as 100,000 bobbin blanks a week for the Jack- man Company, besides shipping to Bowen & Hunter preserve thelevel of the lake. The mill had already been running partly on diesel power, using a large boiler for steam-heating the kilns. When water power was entirely eliminated, a railroad boiler from the Boston & Maine was brought in by rail to Ely, then hauled up to Post Mills by several teams of horses, assisted by logging trucks to hold back the heavy boiler while going downhill. This boiler was used for quite a number of years, but was eventually replaced by a Dillon boiler. At one time the mill was using wood as fuel in the boilers, but eventually had to stop because of air pollution regulations. Recent years When the bobbin industry started going downhill after the war, the Malmquist mill began shifting to the production of other wood products. During the Fifties it produced softwood and har- dwood lumber for cement forms for the Saran Con- struction Company, which was building the Union Village dam. As a result of this con- tact, the Malmquist mill later provided large quantities of lumber in carload lots for cement forms for construction of the Maine Turnpike, the New York Thruway, and Interstate 495 around Boston, besides several dams in Pennsylvania. The mill also developed a large production of hardwood furniture stock -- maple, yellow birch, oak and ash -- which they truck to mills such as Ethan Allen in Orleans, Vermont. Unlike the bobbin stock, the furniture stock is neither turned nor dried at Alcoholism and You with UNCLE MILTY Long time between columns but I had a good Florida. I had my battery recharged and saw that will help me in my work for the next 10 days before I return to Ft. Lauderdale. Just as you pass the state line into Florida welcome center where you get a drink of free and also a pamphlet entitled "Drinking Sooner Than you Think". The following is pamphlet: After Just a Few Drinks Even before you are considered legally driving will be impaired. Mter a few drinks fine. You may walk and talk normally. still be affected. Just a couple of drinks, impair reaction time, peripheral vision, touch, and driving skills such as steering, braking. Know the Legal Limit Legal intoxication is determined by Alcohol Concentration (BAC). BAC refers to alcohol in your blood stream. In Florida, legally intoxicated when your BAC is 10 Your driving is impaired however, when percent. Know Your Limit Not everyone can drink the same amount and safely. The safe amount of alcohol tonsure partially determined by your weight and sumption. For example: if you weight 140 pounds, is two drinks over a two hour period; if you pounds, your limit is three drinks over a two hour However, the effects of alcohol on you and your accelerated by lack of sleep and by drinking stomach. If you only got a few hours sleep in the hours, even one drink can impair your driving. emotional conditions are critical to your rate of It is a good idea to know how much is enough for yoU to your limit when you plan on operating a vehicle. Protect Yourself After you determine your limit, driving. If you do exceed your limit, don't responsible. Stay where you are until you are safely, or have a sober person drive. Or take a cab: The body turns off one ounce of alcohol (or one hour. Nothing will speed this up. Not coffee It may not be easy to turn down that last ride, but it may save your life or someone else's. You prove nothing by driving when influenced by drinking. Only foolish they shouldn't. Protect Your Friends Don't let your friends drive drunk. Be a help them when they've had too much. If much at your party, offer them a rather than another alcoholic beverage, let them home until they are able to drive, give them a cab. After all, you want them back for your next be hard to act responsibly butff you're a it to your friends." Remember, your driver's license is a privilege 0t Use the privilege wisely. I had the privilege of spending an hour with I)el the CBS announcer for 40 years. Most of his fame the Campbell Soup ad-- Campbell Soup is Un Lucky Strike Hit Parade; and Kay Kyser's School Knowledge. Del, along with Dr. Cruse of Center in Palm Spring, California, started Awareness Hour in Palm Springs. The broad spectrum of education alcohol use. This is not threatening to the family of the social drinker, even to the person beyond social drinking. The program has Francisco, Phoenix, and many other cities. James Kemper of Kemper Insurance Ill., became interested and they are "How to Have an Alcohol Awareness Hour". I copy soon and will be l After visiting with Del, I had a chance to stupid the flue of my column was Pretty negative. What I really am trying to information to help family and friends of longer social drinkers. I sure wouldn't read a column with such a title practicing alcoholic. Next month the title will Alcohol Awareness and I hope alcoholic friends, famih'es with alcohol who drive to be responsible and set some limitS., ,he Next month we will go over the preamble o: "- Awareness Hour. OCMHS A WATER POWER IN THE EARLY DAYS-- The power station which was recently demolished for the new Central Vermont hydro power unit is seen here. In the background Is the old Bradford bridge across the Bradford school board BRADFORD-- There will be a p.m. The meeting will be held meeting of the Bradforct at the Bradford Elementary Academy and Graded School School and is open to the District School Board on public. Wednesday, May 12 at 7:30 Waits River. it too was removed and the present one built in its place. The moke stack at the far right side ot the picture is believed to have been* taken down around 1938. Page @The Journal Opinion-May 12, 1982 J I iii ,. , ,.,... , iiiiiiiiii I ii I ii iii I i Publisher of Journal M Opinion Weekly eempepor Petiwd h Ikedford, ormem. SebscrJpt fetes Vormest emJ New itempobke $9.0t per yeor; $6.00 for slx neMbl; out ef et - $11.00 per yHr end $7.00 for sht noetlts; Seer citizen discount $1.N. Second dwl peSI ii et |mdford, Vormeet 0$051. Pebllsbnd by Nmkeest PebUskiq Cempeny, IK., P.O. hi 1711, Bmdf@nJ, Robert F. Humlnski President & Publisher Bradford /   Woodsville ;02-222-528 i % ,  603-747-2016 %f pA An Independent Newspaper i i,ll i,ill iiii L III ..... : -] , i ...... [ Ed,to,,00, J Letters to the Editor The Mountain Lakes District of Haverhill is an area located about five miles east of Woodsville that was settled by seasonal Suburban vacationers just a little over a decade ago in the early 1970's. Residents in the area live in pic- turesque, vacation-style homes nestled near a series of cold water MAKING FURNITURE.-- Clarence Thornton (left) and Kenneth Barker sawing furniture stock at Malmquist mill. Reunion for former Child Care/ Hunum Services students To the Editor : for those who can bringa bag with a few of this On June 8 there will be an lunch and stay longer, students that might annual class reunion for Besides visiting and telling This invitation former Child Care-Human about new jobs, babies, early enough, Services students. The husbands, etc., please think that you can reunion will beheld in C-15at over the kind of life ex- attend. Oxbow from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. periences you have had that and continuing through lunch you would be willing to share Armed Forces Da00" and the Guard. The Army and Air proud. Whatever National Guard is resolved to they face, I maintain a strong national the New defense posture, while, at the Guard will same time, maintaining an challenge. We equally strong resolve to sight of the fact protect the security and well- military strength being of the citizens and National Guard communities of New Ham- nerstoneof pshire. The men and women of the of the New New Hampshire National National Guard, Guard are proud and loyal and their em "citizen-soldiers," per- Armed forming in a highly Maj professional manner for which Jcbl all in New Hampshire can be To the Editor: The 33rd observance of Armed Forces Day is May 15. This observance will provide each of us with the opportunity to honor the men and women who serve in our nation's military services. It is a ...... reminder that our peace, prosperity and freedom rest on the spirit, courage and dedication of those Americans who serve. I am especially proud of the commitment and capabilities of the men and women of the New Hampshire National "- TT..,A -  * =.  ...A, ,, - -,.-." ,,,, : ;,. -, . , te/ecommun00n00 00/at/on C try lug d oun c camara erie i,l,A:i  To New England Telephone Decree withthe ;,f; . -  -_*.:-',-.' - "' ",... :- __,' theEditor: New Englanders. Those who live in the district year- round have shown a considerable degree of foresight in their move to obtain municipal ownership of the Monteau Ski Area -- an experiment in alternative revenue that appears to be working. However, voters in the district last March okayed a somewhat less at- tractive experiment; they passed the following ordinance: "Any business, trade, or enterprise established on commercially designated land shall be restrictedto lawyers, doctors, architects, ac- countants, and New Hampshire licensed real estate brokers." The ordinance prohibits anyone other than the foregoing, a rather elite group, from setting, up shop in Mountain Lakes. This kind of. country club camaraderie in our neck of the woods might be humorous if it were not so ridiculous and Irultlng to the huge majority of us who are not lawyers, or doctors, or architects, or engineers, or accountants, or real estate brokers. lakes -- none of which IRerally would exist ff it were not for a questionable, but nonetheless enterprising, Massachusetts development firm. The firm, the infamou Town and Country Homes, has since gone bankrupt but it has left behind as its legacy two man-made lakes, a ski area, and an army of chalets in an area once covered with swampy forest and brush, and once inhabited only by chipmunks and porcupines. What Town and Country Homes also left behind was a number of transplant individualists who had found their uia in the woods. Only half Of those who own homes in Mountain Lakes actually live in the district year-round. Many of the homes are second homes and a large percentage of these homes are rental properties owned by affluent southern EXECUTIVE COUNCILOR At the May 5th meeting of the Governor and Council meeting, I again cast a negative vote on a nomination of a person from the southern part of the state to the Library Board of Trustees for the State Librar$ to express my strong protest that for nefirly 10 years there has been no person from our council district on that board. I will continue to press Governor Gallen and my associate counsilors for support and votes to bring forth a person from this district for that important board in state government. Contract approval was given to continue construction of the Interstate 93 in the Littleton area, repairs at Laconia State School. and approval for Tri-County Community Action to receive Private Industry Council monies to hire a marketing representative to do job creation in the three northern counties. W Rh now over  5]0ple in this council district drawing unemployment com- pensation. I wish we could have one for each county. In connection with job opportunities, I was one of three speakers at a Littleton Chamber of Commerce Task Force on economic development on May 7 and proposed an idea that I would like your reaction to. My proposal is that there should be a 24 month concentrated marketing effort to bring small commercial enterprises to the North Country of New Hampshire. This would be a function of one full-time parson housed in the Governor's office with support from the University of New Hampshire, Business and Industry Asbciation, Regional Planning Com- missions, and Local Development Cor- porations. The main focus of activity would be to sell northern commercial opportunities to prospects outside of New Hampshire both in Canada and to the south. What is your response and additional ideas on this concept? The next Governor and Council meeting is scheduled for May 19 at 10 a.m. in the State House in Concord. It would be an honor to see you representing your town and be a guest at our meeting. Malmquist Wood Products There's a move afoot to and the Bell System are not of Justice. Eighty ramrod through the U.S. alone in being against this the res Congress a bad piece of telecommunications legislation. The bill, HR5158, sponsored by Rep. Timothy Wirth, would Mana hurt just about everybody & except for some special in- New Englandl terest groups. I'd like to clear up any misconceptions your readers is may have concerning this by issue. The fact is the bill would of the bobbin in,dustry came sticking and stacking on have a negative impact on during World War II, when the pallets, with the ends of each customers as well as the mill worked in two shifts, piece waxed with paraffin to Telephone Company, its making bobbins for woolen prevent drying and splitting, employees and shareewners. thread for uniforms, Timber for the mill is In a nutshell, the bill would , supplied by local loggers from lead to higher local phone Energy sources within a 70 mile radius, rates and jeopardize em- Mills on this site utilized As in other mills using ployee jobs. It is anti- water power for around 150 wood, the waste materialisall competitive in that it gives years, beginning with an used in some way. The har- competitors unfair ad- undershot waterwheel, later a dwood bark is chopped and vantages. It denies the phone 60-horsepower turbine, with composted for use as garden, company entry in the elec- the water running under the mulch and for the surface of tronic information market and corner of the building. When riding rings, as it is reputed to in an era of deregulation, it Mr. Malmquist bought the be easy on the horses' feet. slaps added regulation on Bell mill in 1937, the property in- Much of the scrap wood is System companies. eluded water rights all the chipped and shipped to the It's an ill-conceived attempt way up the river to Lake James River mill in Berlin, to further restructure the Bell Fairlce --rights derived from N.H. (formerly the Brown System even before a federal previous sawmills, gristmills Company) for making paper, court in Washington rules on and a tannery. He also owned The remainder is sold for the divestiture of AT&T as the right to draw the lake firewood, and the sawdust proposed by the U.S. down to a certain level-- a goes to local farmers for Department ofJnstice. level considered safe for the bedding for cattle. Some specifics why it's a fish population of the lake. Although Walter bad bill are : However, when the water Malmquist died in 1980, the (The last two weeks we and to other mills in Maine this mill, although it gave the history of Thomas and Massachusetts. The peak prepared for drying Chubb's fish rod factory in supply decreased during the summer and the lake was drawn down, it caused vigorous objections by camp owners along the shores of the -- Local telephone com- mill is still owned and panies would have to make up operated by the family, his required revenues with higher wife Olive and daughter and rates for local service because son-in-law, Pat and Bob of discounted rates granted Doyle. At the present time lake, whose beaches were left they are employing 22 to 25 unregulated long distance companies (other than AT&T) high and dry and were people and processing 2/ for interconnection with the separated from the lake by a million feet of hardwood a local network. strip of mud. A prolonged year. So far the mill has been It produces a "crazy period of litigation resulted in busy, in spite of the quilt" pattern in which local an injunction against the mill, widespread slowdown in the telephone companies could sufficiently restrictive that it furniture industry. only provide new terminal could no longer use water for Sources: Pat Doyle and equipment up to two years power to any practical extent, company records. after enactment of the bill and The level of the lake had then not for an ensuing long before been raised by a stone dam at the outlet, but by LYME SCHOOL BOARD three--year period. During the time of the litigation the LYME-- The Lyme School this time, their market share dam had become so old that it Beard will meet for a regular would be greatly eroded which leaked badly. Through a meeting on Thursday, May 13 could cause a heavy negative cooperative effort by Mr. at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will impact on the employee work Malmquist and the camp take place at the Lyme force. After this time, the owners, a cement cap was put Elementary School and is companies could then re-enter the terminal market but only over the old stone dam to open tothepublic. through a separate subsidy. -- The bill revokes the FCC's cellular radio decision VERSHIRE SCHOOL BOARD (Advanced Mobile Phone VERSHIRE-- There will be a Service) which could delay, meeting of the Vershire Town limit or prevent local School District School Board telephone companies par- on Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 ticipation in a new market, p.m. The meeting will be held even though the technology at the Vershire Elementary was develo-ed by Bell School and is open to the ' public, laboratories. Our American Heritage Essa,/ Contest W'mners V.F.W. AUXILIARY POST NO. $245 7th Grade 3rd Place -- Charles Farr I think our American Heritage is great, because our America has come a long way. America has won it's freedom, so now the government doesn't tell the Americans what to do. We are able to live anywhere we want,' we are able to apply for any job we want, we are able to have any religion we want, and we can buy anything we want if we can pay for it. White people aren't allowed to capture black people and make them slaves anymore, thanks to Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. We went to war, the Civil War just to put an end to slavery. America has also come a long way with its armed forces. The Army has been able to win every war we've ever been in. The Army has also been able to make a great defense of our shores. The Air Force have fighter planes and bombers that are capable of dropping huge bombs. One of these is the Atomic Bomb. Americans have also been able to make a huge bomb called a Nuclear Bomb, as a defense bomb. They have also been able of making Nuclear, fighting submarines that are able to deploy missiles. The services have been capable of training men. They have shown them how to protect themselves in wars and most important how to fight in the wars to protect our Freedom. "steamroller" legislative shouldn't act tactic. A recent Lou Harris titrust agreement poll showed most Americans effect. oppose additional restrictions on AT&T as contemplated in the present House bill, and support the modified Consent Post Mills, which was sold to the Montague Rod and Reel Company, who operated it until 1931. ) "On December 31, 1937, the vacant fish rod factory was sold to Walter Malmquist. He had worked previously with Flint Brothers Lumber Company in Barre, then ran for them a rough bobbin mill in Waits River. He was anxious to go into business on his own, and at the urging of Winthrop T. Jackman of East Corinth, he bought the mill in Post Mills for making bobbin blanks for the Jackman Company (more about the Jackmans later). Mr. Malmquist obtained bobbin-making machinery from a mill in Whitefield and went into production in the spring of 1938, manufacturing bobbin blanks until 1969, when the Jackman Company and many other bobbin mills closed. In the early years, Mr. Malmquist had his own logging crews, trucks and woodlots, and also bought stumpage, for supplying the hardwood for the bobbins. The wood was sawed and turned to the approximate shape of the bobbins, then was dried in kilns and in bins to 12 to 15 percent of the original moisture content. The hurricane of 1938 occurred soon after Mr. Malmquist bought the mill. He obtained a government contract to saw blowdown timber and set upa sawmill on the Bragg lot at the upper end of Lake Fairlee. The next spring, a fire destroyed all of the sawmill portion of his bobbin mill in Post Mills. but it was immediately rebuilt. (Marge Racker of Post Mills remembers this fire, and hearing the factory whistle blowing to sound the alarm. She also says that her gran- dparents had worked there in earlier years when it was still a fish rod factory. ) Mr. Malmquist supplied as many as 100,000 bobbin blanks a week for the Jack- man Company, besides shipping to Bowen & Hunter preserve thelevel of the lake. The mill had already been running partly on diesel power, using a large boiler for steam-heating the kilns. When water power was entirely eliminated, a railroad boiler from the Boston & Maine was brought in by rail to Ely, then hauled up to Post Mills by several teams of horses, assisted by logging trucks to hold back the heavy boiler while going downhill. This boiler was used for quite a number of years, but was eventually replaced by a Dillon boiler. At one time the mill was using wood as fuel in the boilers, but eventually had to stop because of air pollution regulations. Recent years When the bobbin industry started going downhill after the war, the Malmquist mill began shifting to the production of other wood products. During the Fifties it produced softwood and har- dwood lumber for cement forms for the Saran Con- struction Company, which was building the Union Village dam. As a result of this con- tact, the Malmquist mill later provided large quantities of lumber in carload lots for cement forms for construction of the Maine Turnpike, the New York Thruway, and Interstate 495 around Boston, besides several dams in Pennsylvania. The mill also developed a large production of hardwood furniture stock -- maple, yellow birch, oak and ash -- which they truck to mills such as Ethan Allen in Orleans, Vermont. Unlike the bobbin stock, the furniture stock is neither turned nor dried at Alcoholism and You with UNCLE MILTY Long time between columns but I had a good Florida. I had my battery recharged and saw that will help me in my work for the next 10 days before I return to Ft. Lauderdale. Just as you pass the state line into Florida welcome center where you get a drink of free and also a pamphlet entitled "Drinking Sooner Than you Think". The following is pamphlet: After Just a Few Drinks Even before you are considered legally driving will be impaired. Mter a few drinks fine. You may walk and talk normally. still be affected. Just a couple of drinks, impair reaction time, peripheral vision, touch, and driving skills such as steering, braking. Know the Legal Limit Legal intoxication is determined by Alcohol Concentration (BAC). BAC refers to alcohol in your blood stream. In Florida, legally intoxicated when your BAC is 10 Your driving is impaired however, when percent. Know Your Limit Not everyone can drink the same amount and safely. The safe amount of alcohol tonsure partially determined by your weight and sumption. For example: if you weight 140 pounds, is two drinks over a two hour period; if you pounds, your limit is three drinks over a two hour However, the effects of alcohol on you and your accelerated by lack of sleep and by drinking stomach. If you only got a few hours sleep in the hours, even one drink can impair your driving. emotional conditions are critical to your rate of It is a good idea to know how much is enough for yoU to your limit when you plan on operating a vehicle. Protect Yourself After you determine your limit, driving. If you do exceed your limit, don't responsible. Stay where you are until you are safely, or have a sober person drive. Or take a cab: The body turns off one ounce of alcohol (or one hour. Nothing will speed this up. Not coffee It may not be easy to turn down that last ride, but it may save your life or someone else's. You prove nothing by driving when influenced by drinking. Only foolish they shouldn't. Protect Your Friends Don't let your friends drive drunk. Be a help them when they've had too much. If much at your party, offer them a rather than another alcoholic beverage, let them home until they are able to drive, give them a cab. After all, you want them back for your next be hard to act responsibly butff you're a it to your friends." Remember, your driver's license is a privilege 0t Use the privilege wisely. I had the privilege of spending an hour with I)el the CBS announcer for 40 years. Most of his fame the Campbell Soup ad-- Campbell Soup is Un Lucky Strike Hit Parade; and Kay Kyser's School Knowledge. Del, along with Dr. Cruse of Center in Palm Spring, California, started Awareness Hour in Palm Springs. The broad spectrum of education alcohol use. This is not threatening to the family of the social drinker, even to the person beyond social drinking. The program has Francisco, Phoenix, and many other cities. James Kemper of Kemper Insurance Ill., became interested and they are "How to Have an Alcohol Awareness Hour". I copy soon and will be l After visiting with Del, I had a chance to stupid the flue of my column was Pretty negative. What I really am trying to information to help family and friends of longer social drinkers. I sure wouldn't read a column with such a title practicing alcoholic. Next month the title will Alcohol Awareness and I hope alcoholic friends, famih'es with alcohol who drive to be responsible and set some limitS., ,he Next month we will go over the preamble o: "- Awareness Hour. OCMHS A WATER POWER IN THE EARLY DAYS-- The power station which was recently demolished for the new Central Vermont hydro power unit is seen here. In the background Is the old Bradford bridge across the Bradford school board BRADFORD-- There will be a p.m. The meeting will be held meeting of the Bradforct at the Bradford Elementary Academy and Graded School School and is open to the District School Board on public. Wednesday, May 12 at 7:30 Waits River. it too was removed and the present one built in its place. The moke stack at the far right side ot the picture is believed to have been* taken down around 1938.